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Güzel Kandemir

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Turkish   |   Puerto Rican |   Based in Houston Texas

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Voyage  Houston Magazine

Learn more about Güzel HERE

Güzel Kandemir is a Professional Entertainer, Belly Dancer, and Fire Artist with over 12 years of experience in the United States. Her journey in the entertainment industry began at a very young age when her parents introduced her to the world of performance and art. Her father, a musician and former dancer in Turkey, and her mother, a dance teacher in Puerto Rico, instilled in her a love for both cultures and the art of dance.

Güzel's passion for dance grew as she learned traditional Turkish dance at age 3, followed by other folk dances such as La Bomba y Plena Puertorriqueña and Zeybek. She has since trained and studied various dance styles and sports, including ballet, hula dance, baton twirling, cheerleading, and fire manipulation. She has competed as a solo artist, winning first place nationally and earning sponsorship to compete at the ESPN Twirl Mania National Championships in Orlando, FL.

Güzel has made appearances in festivals, carnivals, and parades, including the Puerto Rican Parade in New York and Florida, the Disney Parade in Orlando, FL, and Macy's Parade. Her performances are both traditional and modern, family-friendly, and provide unique quality entertainment. She makes most of her props, costumes, and choreographies.

Güzel has been performing Oriental Belly dance for 12 years in the United States, and she is now based in Houston, Texas. She is one of Houston's most recognized Fire Artists, skilled in different fire acts and multiple fire props like Double Fire staff, Poi's, Waits Belt, Fire eating, spinning Fire fans, balancing Fire sword, Fire wheel & more. Her indoor and outdoor friendly fire performances are a crowd-pleaser.

Aside from performing, Güzel coaches as a dance instructor and fire flow arts instructor. She is an insured professional who is committed to evolving and reinventing herself and her show to provide the best entertainment out there. With her extended background, technical skills, and safety training, Güzel is the go-to entertainer for those seeking unique, high-quality entertainment.


Concerts, Galas & Special Events

  • Belly Dancer & Performing Artist at Sawma Concerts, Sawma Events (2016 - Current)

  • Belly Dancer at Mediterranean Gala (2017, 2018, 2019, 2021)

  • Belly Dancer at Aladdin, Cle DjAssel (2023)

  • Belly Dancer at Lebanese Gala, Project Name (2017)

Parades & Festivals

  • Dancer at Macy's Parade, 5th Ave New York

  • Twirler at Puerto Rican Parade, New York/ Tampa FL (2006)

  • Solo Belly Dance & Luna Oriental at Lebanese Festival Jones Plaza (2017)

  • Twirler at Disney Parade, Walt Universal Studios (2013)

  • Cirque Entertainer Circus Belly Dancer at Cirque Noir Festivals (2016 - Current)

  • Duo Belly Dance Performance at Lebanese Festival (2019)

Restaurants, Lounge & Bar

  • Resident Belly Dancer Albi Houston (2023 - Current)

  • Resident Belly Dancer Caprice Houston (2023 - Current)

  • Belly Dancer at Taiga Houston (2021 - Current)

  • Lead Entertainment and Belly Dance Show at BeyRoot Lounge (2020 - 2021)

  • Performing Artist Belly Dancer and Belly Dance Show at Cafe Mawal (2016 - 2023t)

  • Belly Dancer and Belly Dance Show at RestHouse Cafe (2019 - 2022)

  • Belly Dance Show at Cafe Mawal Express (2019 - Current)

  • Belly Dancer and Belly Dance Show at Hayat Cafe (2020 - 2023)

  • Belly Dancer and Tuesday Belly Dance Show at Cafe Europe (2013 - Current)

  • Belly Dancer and Private Events at Midpoint Bar & Grill Katy (2017 - Current)

  • Belly Dancer and Belly Dance Show at Alexander the Great (2019 - 2020)

  • Fusion Belly Dance and Belly Dance Show at Andalucia Tapas & Bar (2013 - 2020)

  • Belly Dancer and Belly Dance Show at Cedars Tapas & Bar (2018 - 2019)

  • Belly Dancer at Houston House of Blues Fashion Show

  • Belly Dance Show at SNP Cafe and Lounge

  • Belly Dance Show at Glow Hookah Lounge

  • Belly Dancer and Belly Dance show at Sheer Hookah Lounge

  • Belly Dancer and Belly Dance Show at Byblos Houston (2015 - 2018)

  • Belly Dance Show at Skewers Mediterranean Cafe & Grill

  • Belly Dancer and Friday Belly Dance Show at Majorca Tapas & Bar (2014 - 2016)

  • Belly Dancer and Friday Belly Dance Show at Cafe Layal (2013 - 2015)

Training & Workshops

Ponticia Universidad Católica de Ponce | Business Admin |Fashion Designs​

Escuela de Artes Plásticas de San Juan  | Arts & Performance  | Fashion Designs

Special Skills

Costume Designer, props & headdress maker. 

Performing specialty acts doable batons staff, led act, fire manipulation

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